Gut Rumbles
 

March 24, 2004

duh!

Here's a really big surprise.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare will have to begin dipping into its trust fund this year to keep up with expenditures and will go broke by 2019 without changes in a program that is swelling because of rising health costs, trustees reported Tuesday.

What does Congress and the President do about this problem? They pass a free prescription drug benefit to send another torpedo into a sinking ship. Buncha vote-buying, corrupt assholes.

Here's another no shit, sherlock story to ponder.

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- U.S. officials said Tuesday the Social Security system is not financially self-sustainable.

No kidding. Do you mean to tell me that the federal government doesn't just rain free money from the sky? Do you mean that the money has to come from somewhere OTHER THAN the federal government before the politicians can spend it?

Don't feed me that nonsense. Everybody knows that the government gives away free money all the time. That's what it's there for. That's why we elect the politicians that we do.

Fuck me dead. This nation is doomed because we have learned to vote for a government that dispenses largesse like Pez candy when it doesn't have the money to do so. But we keep electing those drunken sailors to office, so we have the government we deserve. Maybe I'm just pissed because I PAY the fuckers and don't receive a dime back in return.

At least a drunken sailor spends HIS OWN MONEY when he goes on a spree.